Organization: DT Global
Closing date: 14 May 2022

DT Global is a fast-growing international development organization that focuses on improving the capability, capacity, and effectiveness of development programming in complex global environments. Working across a variety of sectors – including Economic Growth, Environment & Infrastructure, Governance, Human Development, and Stabilization & Transition – we provide world class program management, design, analysis, and monitoring and evaluation services.

Built on the strengths, knowledge, and 50+ years of experience from AECOM International Development, Development Transformations, and the Global Peace and Development Charitable Trust, we have a global ecosystem – including a non-profit partner, the DT Institute – working together to develop cutting edge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. With corporate offices in the USA, Spain and Australia, in addition to project field offices in over 90 countries around the world, DT Global implements projects funded from a wide array of clients, including USAID, EU, DFAT, MFAT, DFID and other public and private stakeholders. We value learning, research, and rapid program adaptation in response to changing realities on the ground. Together with our global team of experts, we are building technical capabilities across sectors in order to deliver high-quality interventions and transform lives around the world.

Overview: DT Global is seeking a Senior Proposal Writer (independent contractor) to write and integrate a winning USAID technical proposal for upcoming climate change adaptation, mitigation, and renewable energy programs.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Based on verbal and written inputs from the technical team, author the technical proposal volumes for USAID requests for proposals (RFPs) for climate change adaptation, mitigation, and renewable energy programs
Partner with technical teams in designing sound, and competitive technical solutions, approaches, and activities into a succinct, clearly articulated, responsive, and compliant technical proposal volume
Develop technical proposal outlines and serve as proposal editor and integrator, and partners with the proposal manager to complete the compliance matrix
Gain a deep understanding of the development challenge, the competitive environment, and DT Global’s capabilities to craft win themes
Participate in proposal strategy, design, writing, and review sessions throughout the proposal process
As a representative of DT Global, travel to countries on information-gathering trips, speaking with USAID, host country government, private sector, and other international development partner stakeholders to gain an in-depth understanding of local contexts

Minimum Requirements and Education:

Demonstrated success as the lead technical writer for multiple USAID proposals, maintaining a strong win rate
Proven record of accomplishment writing competitive, high-value proposals in the climate change and energy sectors
Ability to synthesize technical information and data to create engaging and compelling text while maintaining technical accuracy and adhering to strict page limitations
Mastering of compliant outline development and storyboarding
Excellent references from multiple USAID implementing partner clients
Ability to build strong, logical, project-based theories of change
Subject matter exposure in climate change adaptation and mitigation, low emissions development strategies, and renewable energy
Demonstrated knowledge of relevant USAID and U.S. Government strategies and policies (e.g., Climate Change Strategy, Private Sector Engagement Strategy, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Policy, Youth in Development Policy, Evaluation Policy) in the context of USAID proposals
Availability to take on proposal writing assignments starting in June 2022 (required)

Preferred Qualifications:

Contextual knowledge of USAID’s Europe & Eurasia Bureau and regional country missions in Southern Europe
Availability to travel in May 2022

Instructions: Please provide the following documents when submitting your application

Resume (PDF format only)
List of USAID proposals written in the last three years, including the client/employer, dates, approximate dollar value range of the proposal, and the proposal outcome (won/lost/undecided)
Three relevant client/employer references for proposal writing assignments completed within the past three years, including a brief description of the proposal and the name, phone number, and current email address of the reference
Three writing samples (500-1000 words each) reflecting your best work as a proposal writer
Daily rate in U.S. dollars

Core Competencies:

Teamwork: Works cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals. Participates in building a culture characterized by inclusion, trust and commitment.
Communication: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts professionally. Demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Adaptability: Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.
Customer/Client Focused: Anticipates, monitors and meets the needs of customers and responds to them in an appropriate and responsive manner.
Diversity and Inclusion: Conveys respect for diverse individuals and perspectives; models inclusive behavior and treats everyone fairly.
Professionalism: Displays appropriate and ethical behavior, integrity and personal presentation in the workplace always; demonstrates respectful communication for others, both verbal and non-verbal and strong commitment to excellence.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

DT Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or national origin. DT Global prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.

How to apply:

Please visit the DT Global website to apply:

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